Directory service remains locked, error -618

  • 10022003
  • 1.0.39599127.2410022
  • 19-Nov-1999
  • 27-Jan-2003

Fact

Novell NetWare 5.0

Novell NetWare 4.11

Novell Directory Services

Symptom

Directory service remains locked, error -618

Directory Services:  Could not open local database, it is inconsistent.  Try to correct the error with Dsrepair.nlm

Cause

Directory Services Database is corrupt.

Fix

The first thing to try is load the server without the database opening.  Bring the server down to the  C:\NWSERVER directory then type "SERVER -NDB".  This will bring the server up with the Directory Services database closed.  When the server finishes loading run a local database repair using DSREPAIR.  If this fails, the database is not recoverable.  You then have one choice; remove Directory Services and re-install Directory Services.